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What is a Brunton Compass?

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What and how do you use a brunton compass out on the field?
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The Brunton compass is a small handheld compass also referred to as a pocket compass. It utilizes a mirror with a sighting line in the center through which a distant target is aligned. The mirror allows for viewing the bearing through the mirror. There is also a set button at the center of the needle, which when pressed, holds the needle in a fixed position for viewing
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Hi,

A Brunton compass, properly known as the Brunton Pocket Transit, is a type of precision compass made by Brunton, Inc. of Riverton, Wyoming. The instrument was patented in 1894 by a Canadian-born Colorado geologist named David W. Brunton. Unlike most modern compasses, the Brunton Pocket Transit utilizes magnetic induction damping rather than fluid to damp needle oscillation. Although Brunton Inc. makes many other types of magnetic compasses, the Brunton Pocket Transit is a specialized instrument used widely by those needing to make accurate degree and angle measurements in the field. These people are primarily geologists, but archaeologists, environmental engineers, and surveyors also make use of the Brunton's capabilities. The United States Army has adopted the Pocket Transit as the M2 Compass for use by crew-served artillery.

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